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In this Group: Santos Catarina , Ambrosia , Ilda Aracely , Delma , Santos, Hilda , Irma, Santiaga , Paulina , Maria , Brendy Estela
Ambrosia, 40, is married. She didn't have the opportunity to study. She makes a living buying, raising, and selling pigs. She started this business with two piglets and now has 10 years of experience. She has the help of her husband, a merchant.

She's organizing a group to be able to request a loan she'll use to buy six piglets to raise and sell.

In the future she wants to have a farm with more pigs than she has now.

The other members of the group make a living selling animals and in the commercial sector.
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La señora Ambrosia es casada, de 40 años de edad, no tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, se dedica a la compra, crianza y venta de cerdos, inició este negocio comprando 2 cerditos y hasta el momento lleva 10 años de experiencia, cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo quien es comerciante.

Organiza un grupo para poder solicitar un prestamo que lo utilizará para la compra de 6 cerditos para criarlos y luego venderlos, en el futuro quiere tener una granja con mas cerdos de lo que ahora tiene; las demás integrantes del grupo se dedican a vender animales y al comercio.

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About Asociación ASDIR

ASDIR (Asociación de Desarrollo Integral Rural - Association for the Development of Rural Communities) is a community-based organization that works to promote development in the villages and communities where it serves. It was founded in 1999 in the village of Nimasac, Totonicapán Department, by a handful of local men and women to support community projects and group loans. Today ASDIR has 5 offices across 3 departments (Totonicapán, Sololá and Suchitepéquez) serving more than 6,000 clients, most of them in rural communities.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

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